A memorial is being unveiled for the victims of a rail crash 50 years ago. On 6 January 1968, 11 people were killed when an express train hit a lorry carrying an electrical transformer at a level crossing in Hixon, Staffordshire. It killed eight passengers and three rail workers and left 27 people seriously injured. Residents of the village have now raised funds for a memorial which will be dedicated in the village churchyard. As a result of the accident, safety measures were introduced to help save lives in future.
Eleven people were killed when a train hit a low-loader transporter at a level crossing 50 years ago.